BMW has expanded the i7 line-up to incorporate a 3rd variant – the eDrive50 – which joins the prevailing xDrive60 and M70 xDrive. Out there from July 2023, the i7 eDrive50 would be the new entry stage possibility that comes with rear-wheel drive and a WLTP vary of between 575-611 km.
In its launch, the German carmaker didn’t reveal the power capability of the eDrive50’s battery pack and charging occasions, however it did quote an electrical energy consumption of between 19.1-20.3 kWh/100 km. It must be famous that regardless of the absence of a entrance electrical motor, the eDrive50 doesn’t present extra vary than the xDrive60 which is all-wheel drive.
For context, the xDrive60 affords a spread of between 591 to 625 km, whereas the M70 xDrive offers between 488 to 560 km – each include a 101.7-kWh lithium-ion battery pack.
What’s particular is the eDrive50 is the least highly effective i7 that prospects should buy, as its rear-mounted electrical motor is rated at 455 PS (449 hp or 335 kW) and 650 Nm of torque. This enables for a 0-100 km/h time of 5.5 seconds and an electronically restricted high velocity of 205 km/h.
The xDrive60 has two electrical motors that serve up a complete system output of 544 PS (536 hp or 400 kW) and 745 Nm, which allows a 0-100 km/h time of 4.7 seconds and high velocity of 240 km/h. In the meantime, the range-topping M70 xDrive’s all-wheel drive powertrain serves up 660 PS (650 hp or 485 kW) and 1,050 Nm (1,100 Nm in enhance mode) for a century dash time of three.7 seconds and high velocity of 250 km/h.